Brooklyn’s 1st ‘Great Streets Project’ completed after 3 years

The Department of Transportation, the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Environmental Protection joined together Thursday to celebrate the completion of Brooklyn’s first "Great Streets Project."

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2020, 9:25 PM

Updated 1,429 days ago

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The Department of Transportation, the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Environmental Protection joined together Thursday to celebrate the completion of Brooklyn’s first "Great Streets Project."
The safety project, along Atlantic Avenue, started three years ago. 
Major safety upgrades have been installed along a 1.2-mile stretch, including new traffic lights, concrete curbs, ramps to improve accessibility, high visibility crosswalks, medians and waiting areas. 
Many of the modifications are aimed to improve the area, which is now considered a Vision Zero priority corridor, prioritized by the de Blasio administration for infrastructure improvements and safety enhancements. 
Officials tell News 12 this is the first completed project in Brooklyn and that it is a step in the right direction. 
According to the Department of Design and Construction, there were over 1,180 injuries and three deaths recorded in the 1.2-mile stretch between 2010 to 2014.
They hope that the new advancements will create a safer space for both cars and pedestrians.


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